VeganMoFo 2014 is here. This is my third time participating, and I’m so excited!
I love feeling like I am a part of the larger vegan community out there, and also especially love supporting vegan authors and other vegan endeavors. So for this year’s VeganMoFo, I’m blending all of these things together by pulling out 10 of my favorite cookbooks from my ever-growing cookbook collection, selecting one recipe from each and describing the experience of making and tasting it in full detail. Out of respect for the author’s hard-earned work (and to be compliant with copyright laws!) I won’t be posting the actual recipe, but you will see the end product, shot by my husband, Jeff, who does all the photography for the blog.
I am especially looking forward to immersing myself in each of the author’s own unique culinary point of view and style and sharing that here throughout the month of September! This month’s posts will include recipes from my 10 favorite cookbooks, which are:
Candle 79 Cookbook: Modern Vegan Classics from New York’s Premier Sustainable Restaurant | by Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos and Jorge Pineda
The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat | by Tal Ronnnen
Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution | by Kris Carr and Chef Chad Sarno
Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes | by Michael Natkin
Spork-Fed: Super Fun and Flavorful Vegan Recipes from the Sisters of Spork Foods | by Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg
Vedge: 100 Plates Large and Small That Redefine Vegetable Cooking | by Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby
Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For–From Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes | by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Vegan Finger Foods: More Than 100 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Bite-Size Eats Everyone Will Love | by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes
Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine | by Bryant Terry
The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook: 50 Vegan “Rooster Sauce” Recipes that Pack a Punch | by Randy Clemens
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Love your cat/cookbook photo! Looking forward to seeing what you cook up!
Brilliant theme! I'm focussing on cookbooks too but mine will be non vegan books. I hope you have fun 🙂
Believe it or not, despite being obsessed with vegan cookbooks, I don't own any of these. I look forward to reading your posts about them!
Sounds like a great theme! I look forward to reading your posts 🙂
Sounds like a tasty month! Looking forward to reading and finding some new cookbooks from your reviews!
Such a great idea! I tend not to cook tons out of my cookbooks, despite the fact that I too have a growing collection. Out of this list, I have Vegan Soul Kitchen, Crazy Sexy Kitchen, Vegan Brunch, Vedge and I just gave my boyfriend the Sriracha book. The red lentil soup from Crazy Sexy Kitchen is absolutely divine. Even if you don't make it for the blog, I highly recommend you make it as the weather gets colder. So satisfying!
These are great books! I can't wait to see what you cook!
This is such a good idea!
what a great theme! i love cooking from cookbooks and i hope this inspires me to start utilizing my collection.
I am really looking forward to your Spork-Fed reviews. I've had this book for ages but haven't made anything from it yet.
Nicole @ Vegan Nom Noms says
I love this theme so much! I'm planning to do this just in general once I get back home from the summer. Way too much eating out. I always buy great cookbooks and then cook from Pinterest instead, hah. Looking forward to your posts!
You must make the black bean soup with creme fraiche and cornbread from Candle 79. It is to die for! The creme fraiche is one of the best vegan finds I have come across. We use it on so many things! It's like sour cream but oh so much better!!! Jill
I'm excited to see some of the final products. You have some books I haven't gotten yet!
I'm really looking forward to seeing what you cook — especially from Vedge!
Abi- Bake, Eat, Love says
What a fab pic of your cat and the books! Love it. Looking forward to seeing the results of your blogging x
I like your theme and I can't wait to see what you will cook from Vegan Soul Kitchen. I've had that book for a couple fo years and am really enthusiastic about it, and about the accompanying soundtrack, but yet I've only made the cabbage side dish (but at least 4 times).
I was basically going to say the same thing Babette did – except I made the black eyed pea patties (or whatever it was called)
Dawn : you recommend those patties? It's more than time I try something new, and I certainly need more black-eyed peas recipes.
I'm watching your blog more eagerly than ever.. I have several of these books and have only made a few (if any) recipes from them. Can't wait!